February 13, 2013

Shu-De – Voices from the Distant Steppe
RealWorld 1994

Voices from the Distant Steppe

..and now for something completely different..
If I say; “throat-singing from Tuva”, does that ring any bell to you ?
If it doesn’t, it is time to get aquainted. When I saw “Gengis Blues”
again, it hit me like it did the first time and I decided to give it a go.
I could be mistaking but if I’m correct, this cd by the wonderful Shu-De
is already out of print. Don’t get confused now, Gengis Blues is a film
about the blind American bluessinger Paul Pena who’s one of the first
western artists to practise this type of singing. The movie follows him to
Tuva and gives us a marvelous inside look in it’s quite unknown culture.
The cd ‘Shu-De – Voices from the distant steppe’ on Peter Gabriels ‘Real
World’ label is from 1994 and combines wonderful with Paul Pena’s story.
To spoil you a bit more I added some funvideo’s
on the same topic, look & listen..


01   Sygyt, khoomei, kargyraa
02   Aian dudal
03   Beezhinden
04   Buura
05   Durgen chugaa
06   Throat-singing and igil
07   Yraazhy kys
08   Shyngyr-shyngyr
09   Baian-dudai
10   Khomus solo
11   Meen khemchim
12   Opei yry
13   Tyva-uriankhai
14   Chaspy-khem
15   Kadarchynyng yry
16   Kham


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  1. yoyo 13 February 2013 at 22:38 - Reply

    great sounds!!
    i love this chöömii singing

    but why is every song in 2 (name-)versions in the archive?


  2. moos 14 February 2013 at 09:16 - Reply

    hey Yoyo,
    I’m affraid I don’t understand your question..Tuva & English maybe..

  3. Anonymous 15 February 2013 at 13:06 - Reply

    thnx.. loved that movie.. dramatic ending though..

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